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Daljit Nagra at the diasporic museum
John McLeod

bazaar seems closer to a place of refuge than a site of exclusion, open for all comers, where to be ‘home, albeit lost’, marks both the diasporic subject’s torment as well as their tenure. In the bazaar the illiberal vocabulary of patria encounters alternative opportunities for striking human relations. ‘Could the museum’, asks the speaker hopefully, ‘help inter / our old ideas

in British culture after empire
Convict transportation, colonial reform and the imperial body politic
Kirsty Reid

illiberal government was founded in the corruption of men by patronage and bribery, and these arguments had formed part of their critique of the unreformed British state for decades. Imperial expenditure was interpreted as a sign of ‘Old Corruption’ abroad, apparent evidence that the colonies were becoming bastions of aristocracy, privilege and tyranny. 161 Reformers argued that growing numbers of

in Gender, crime and empire
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‘If they treat the Indians humanely, all will be well’
Julie Evans
Patricia Grimshaw
David Philips
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Shurlee Swain

indiscriminately allowed the privilege . . . was both unjust and illiberal’. 30 Ten years later he was agitating ‘to put the Indians on the same footing as the white . . . [taking] some of the privileges which they had superior to those of the white men, such as the privilege of hunting at unseasonable times . . . [and] the privilege under some circumstances of not paying their debts’. 31

in Equal subjects, unequal rights
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British accounts from pre-Opium War Canton
John M. Carroll

-estimated’ or ‘despised’ on ‘the score of their moral attributes’. This, he cautioned, made as much sense as trying to ‘form an estimate of our national character in England’ from ‘some commercial sea-port’. If the British were to judge the Chinese on their experience in Canton, ‘we in fact become as illiberal as themselves’. 55 Toogood Downing aimed in his three volumes to reveal ‘the absurdity of prejudice

in The cultural construction of the British world
Convict transportation and colonial independence
Kirsty Reid

aristocratic government at home. Van Diemen’s Land, the political offender William Ashton told public meetings on his return to England in the late 1830s, was the product of an already illiberal and ‘blood-stained’ British state. ‘Look at the annals of’ this ‘country’, he counselled: keep in mind the Manchester massacre [Peterloo] . . . the

in Gender, crime and empire
Pratik Chakrabarti

materials of liberal pursuits were sought to be divorced from their illiberal histories. Conclusion The planter Edward Long wanted to establish a school of medicine in Jamaica. He believed that Jamaica provided the ideal setting for such liberal pursuits; it was the ‘noblest field for botanical enquiries’ with its ‘fertile soil’ and its trade brought in the ‘spices of the East, the bark tree of Peru, the balsam trees of Mexico’. 158 Long’s family too had come to Jamaica in search of wealth. His great

in Materials and medicine
Chandrika Kaul

the reasons for its adoption, to inform Indian opinion about the situation worldwide, and thus ‘to create a demand’ for paper currency. 23 On the other hand, Montagu noted that the Islington Commission report on public services (1917) was widely regarded by Indians as ‘unsatisfactory, disappointing, illiberal’. The government ought to have responded by creating ‘a

in Reporting the Raj
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Colonial subjects and the appeal for imperial justice
Charles V. Reed

The Times , Abdurahman appealed directly to the people of Great Britain in the name of ‘the millions of loyal British subjects whom we have been delegated to represent’ to challenge the act’s clauses barring non-whites from election to the Union parliament on grounds that: (a) They are illiberal, unjust, and unreasonably offensive

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911
Representations of ‘Bushmen’ of the Northern Cape, 1880–1900
Martin Legassick

Apparently ‘Bushmen’ engaged as shepherds would earn about 10s a month, or else a goat ewe, together with cast-off clothes ‘and in most cases a not illiberal ration of meat with a little bread and coffee’; they might also earn a gun. 20 Wives and children would work at a farmer’s homestead, although Scott also reported in 1883 that at present the only demand for labour is for herds unencumbered with families. Such form but a small proportion of the native population. I know of many cases of men with

in Rethinking settler colonialism
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John Marriott

India as a laboratory for utilitarianism. Because of the ambivalent nature of philosophical radicalism, Javed Majeed contends, utilitarianism had only a limited impact on British rule in India. 20 Nowhere is this illustrated better than in the edition of the History edited by Horace Hyman Wilson, who defends orientalism against the ‘harsh and illiberal spirit’ of the book. And if India was the focus

in The other empire